About this Event
History Professor Emily Fisher Gray, Ph.D., received her doctoral degree in Early Modern European History from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. She joined the Norwich University faculty in 2007. Professor Gray has written on the early causes and progress of the Protestant Reformation, the phenomenon of Lutheran-Catholic co-existence, and the unique aesthetics of Lutheran architecture. Her ongoing research takes place in churches, libraries, and archives in the former Free Imperial Cities of southern Germany, especially Augsburg, where she lived for a year as a Fulbright Fellow. In recognition of her teaching, Gray received the Homer L. Dodge Award for Teaching Excellence in 2015.
She has been instrumental in developing a first-year seminar for departmental majors and an interdisciplinary curriculum for the CityLAB: Berlin program. While teaching abroad with the CityLAB: Berlin program, she used her free time to conduct research on the German armor decorator Daniel Hopfer (1483-1538) who created fancy dress armor for the Holy Roman Emperors. His work includes monsters, mermaids, and other mythical creatures. Professor Gray became interested in Hopfer mainly because he applied his armor-etching techniques to flat metal plates to create images for Reformation pamphlets. Professor Gray will be talking about the armor etching process and the social function of decorative armor in the late Renaissance.
As we have extended our exhibit, Forged and Fired: The Art of Weaponry, we welcome this look at decorative armor in the late Renaissance. At present, the museum is still closed to the public due to the pandemic. This Lunch and Learn will be presented virtually. You can register for the webinar by typing the following link into your browser: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3311992218797042191. The link will also be available on our Facebook Page.
The Work of Daniel Hopfer:
Sixteenth Century Armorer, Artist, and Religious Radical
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 12–1 p.m. Eastern
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